WEST HARTFORD, CONN. (October 19, 2017) – Nearly 250 men attended VISIONS, Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford's largest annual event for men, on the evening of October 17, 2017, at The Emanuel Synagogue in West Hartford. UConn Athletics Director David Benedict gave a personal look at his Jewish upbringing and his career in collegiate athletics and inspired attendees to live out Jewish values at work, at home and in the community.
VISIONS helps to raise resources that support dozens of initiatives and programs that enhance Jewish life in Greater Hartford, in Israel and around the world. VISIONS 2018 was co-chaired by Jay Gershman, Jonathan Hoffman, Ron Schlossberg and Sid Ulreich. Cary Lakenbach is Federation's Board Chair, Laurie Mandell is its 2018 Annual Campaign Chair, and Dan Schwartz is the 2018 Business Partnership Chair.
VISIONS supporters included Platinum Sponsors Hartford Business Journal and Shipman & Goodwin; Gold Sponsors Bank of America, Hebrew Center for Health and Rehabilitation, Hoffman Auto Group, the Judie and Coleman Levy Family, Retirement Visions LLC, Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Simsbury Bank, TD Bank and Webster Bank; Silver Sponsor Pullman & Comley LLC; Bronze Sponsors CohnReznick LLP and Marcus Insurance; Media Sponsor the Connecticut Jewish Ledger; and In-Kind Sponsors P’Zazz and The Wise Old Dog.